March 29, 2017
Nearly twenty years since I moved out of the city? It doesn't seem possible. So much has changed that I no longer have "default options" at my fingertips - most of my old time favorites are long gone, often the victim of rising rents. The small businesses that gave each street personal flair have mostly been replaced by big box stores and chain restaurants. It wasn't just 42nd street that was Disney-fied. I'd like to keep the current metrocard and subway system but go back to the city as it was then, with neighborhoods that have clear and individual personalities.